KTG Companies recruit at TruckWorld 2018

Kriska Transportation Group companies work together in many capacities. Sometimes they help balance each others network by moving loads, sometimes they lend equipment or share staff with special expertise. This past weekend Kriska, Mill Creek Motor Freight and TransPro came together at TruckWorld 2018 to recruit new drivers to the family.

The bi-annual TruckWorld is a massive show that fills the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. With hundreds of vendors and over 70 carriers recruiting KTG?s Ontario asset based companies were an attractive stop for potential drivers to visit. Their shared 30? booth was strategically located at the entrance to the recruiting pavilion and had heavy foot traffic.

Kriska, TransPro and Mill Creek have had adjacent booths in the past but the 2018 event is the first at which they shared a single large space and coordinated KTG branded decoration. Flags featuring the logos of every KTG company and tablecloths with the company and KTG logo brought the space together.

Although they share a common parent company each KTG carrier is distinct and attracts drivers interested in their individual offerings. TransPro for drivers that like LTL, Mill Creek draws those interested in long haul to Texas and Kriska is attractive to drivers wanting to work closer to home. Recruiters Caroline Blais (Kriska), Mike Frolick (TransPro) and Greta Krasteva (Mill Creek) are trucking veterans and don?t hesitate to introduce potential recruits to one another based on that drivers work requirements. Joining the recruiters at their booth were drivers, office staff and even a General Manager to welcome new recruits.

A special event at this year?s show was the presentation of Top Fleet Employer certificates. Cheryl Mercer and Bridget O?Shaughnessy from Trucking HR Canada congratulated both Kriska and TransPro on their achievements.

TruckWorld is a celebration of the Canadian trucking industry and Kriska Transportation Group companies love attending. It gives us an opportunity to put our best foot forward to visit with partners, vendors and welcome potential employees. We met many drivers and as a group with 4 trucking companies, 600 trucks, 1700 trailers delivering over 150,000 loads and driving 53 million miles a year we think there?s a fit for every one of them to join us.

JMF Transport, 50 years of experience.

In 1967, Jean Marcel Ferland could not have known that 5 decades after he founded JMF Transport it would continue to haul snowmobiles across?Canada and to the United States. From their beginning as a regional carrier with a single truck, today JMF operates a fleet of 50 trucks and over 150 trailers.?Located in Valcourt QC, with terminals in St-Bruno and St-Eustache, JMF covers North America from Vancouver to the Eastern US.

JMF is a family organisation with many of its long serving the staff having deep family roots in trucking. Some are second generation employees and one driver has enjoyed a 40 year career with the company. Since its founding, JMF has grown under the stewardship of several groups of partners including Andr? Desmarais, Nicol Jeanson and Luc Chenard (1992), Ren? Desmarais and Stephan Brizard (2005). Current General Manager ?dith Desmarais was a partner from 2007 until the company’s acquisition by the Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) in 2015. As an active member of their community, JMF trucks are seen at annual Saint-Jean-Baptiste?Day parades and hauling donated goods for charity. The company is also a regular donor to local youth sports initiatives that help build hockey arenas and recreational facilities.

The family touch is evident in the relationship that JMF has with a Montreal based renovation products company.?They manage a dedicated fleet with drivers and staff based at the client factory. JMF provides a white delivery glove service to retail locations throughout the US and Canada unloading into stores after hours. That level of trust is a testament to JMF’s reliability and attention to detail and the integrity of its drivers. More than a carrier they are an integral transport partner ensuring that franchisees are stocked daily.The winding hills of Eastern Quebec have challenged JMF drivers and dispatchers to develop?expertise in planning and moving freight of all types and sizes. They know the road limits, which permits are needed and how to prepare unique loads. JMF operates a wide range of equipment including dry vans, flatbeds and stepdecks. Despite harsh winters and tight roads their dependable and professional drivers have earned the company an excellent safety record and loyalty from a diverse group of longstanding clients.

As part of the 600 truck KTG fleet, JMF now has access to a sophisticated logistics and shipping network. The combined capacity and services of KTG brings growth opportunities to the JMF fleet. The JMF family of drivers and staff look forward to another half century and millions more miles of safe reliable transport.